Campaigning news from the North East
A local campaigner in Sunderland has taken action to highlight the need for a new pedestrian crossing near her home. Following her work with our Regional Campaigns Officer, Sunderland City Council have now approved a new crossing.
A group of campaigners from South Tyneside are challenging a new development in their town centre. The newly refurbished market place features a number of barriers to blind and partially sighted people and makes them feel excluded from their local area.
On 30 June, campaigners from the North East celebrated Go North East signing up to our bus charter by holding a Campaign Connect event at Go North East's bus depot in Gateshead.
Darlington volunteer campaigner, Adele Hawkins-Waterfall, went on BBC Radio Tees on Friday 13 May to raise awareness of the challenges she's faced as a parent with sight loss.
RNIB campaigner Joyce Anderson and members of the Northumberland Low Vision Action Group took Mayor of Morpeth, Councillor Alison Byard, on a blindfold walk to highlight the difficulties people with sight loss face every day.